Trip Overview 

While there are indeed a large number of bonefish lodges located on Andros Island and throughout the Bahamas, few offer the “do-it-yourself” options, value and economy of Mount Pleasant Lodge. This long-time Yellow Dog operation overlooks the huge flats of Andros’ White Bight, one of the most beautiful stretches of bonefish water. With direct wading access to miles of flats, this is a great destination for anglers interested in wade fishing on their own. For those seeking a fully-guided package, Mount Pleasant can arrange guides for any or all of your days at the Lodge (essentially, "a la carte" guided fishing options). A great value and a great destination for small groups or families looking for easy access to the flats in a secluded, private, fish-it-yourself setting.

Destination Quick Facts 

Mount Pleasant Lodge - Yellow Dog Flyfishing AdventuresLOCATION:  Andros Island, Bahamas

SEASON:  Year-round

CAPACITY:  10 anglers and guests

CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB:  Nassau International Airport (NAS)

TARGET SPECIES:  Bonefish, with occasional tarpon, permit, barracuda and jacks

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries. 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO     888-777-5060     INTL 01-1-406-585-8667       info [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com

ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging Details
Mount Pleasant is a small, quaint lodge with comfortable duplex cottages. Each cottage houses two rooms, with double and single beds and an open living room for socializing and lounging. The bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and the living rooms have ceiling fans and large windows to take advantage of the trade winds. Each cottage features a verandah overlooking the oceanside flats.  A freshwater spigot and hose for rinsing gear, a small kitchenette area, and a private bathroom also accompany each room. The kitchen, dining room and small bar are located in the Main Lodge. Overall, the Lodge is set up as a "private compound" operation built directly on the beach at the end of a long dirt road. It is private and ideally located for literally walking out of your room and onto the flats.

Food and Beverages
The Main Lodge features a small bar, outside patio and a main dining room, where breakfast and dinner are served each day. The food is traditional Bahamian and American dishes and the menu can be adapted to suit any request. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of your package, although there will always be plenty of cold beer and liquor available. The Lodge is happy to keep a bar tab for you.

Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length are available, and the convenience of the Bahamas makes Andros the perfect getaway for a week-long fishing trip or a quick weekend escape.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
For non-anglers, Andros offers blue holes, birdwatching, kayaking, and nature trails. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and island tours may be arranged upon request. Please keep in mind that Mount Pleasant is a very quiet, secluded location with no real access to towns or structured activities.

Internet / Communications
The Lodge does offer Wi-Fi for guests. Most U.S. cell phones will work on Andros depending on your service plan. 

FISHING

General Information
Andros Island, located approximately 150 miles east of the Florida Keys, is a premier bonefish destination made up of huge flats, creeks, cays, cuts, mangrove wilderness and fertile fishing grounds. If you are a first-time saltwater fisherman or an intermediate angler looking to improve, Andros is a great place due to the sheer number of bonefish that inhabit the waters. Anglers new to fishing for bones can be easily find areas of the island where they can tune their skills on large numbers of small to medium-sized fish, usually from one to four pounds. These smaller fish are found in large numbers on White Bight and the waters that surround Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge.

If you are a serious angler looking for big bones, then Andros Island should strongly be considered. Andros is arguably the best island in the Bahamas – if not the best in the world – for seeking BIG bonefish! The oceanside flats adjacent to the Lodge will provide opportunities at larger bonefish cruising the turtle grass and coral. They can be difficult to spot due to the darker bottom, but they tend to be aggressive. 

For those seeking diversity, there are at times limited opportunities for tarpon, permit, jacks, barracuda, sharks, snapper and several other species. In the area surrounding the Lodge, you can find good numbers of barracuda during higher tides. This can make for great action with poppers! If you opt for guided days while staying at the Lodge, you can pursue tarpon on Andros’ famed West Side, or permit on nearby deep-water flats.

Over the course of your stay at Mount Pleasant, you can either wade fish on your own, or Yellow Dog can arrange a guide for any (or all) of your days at the Lodge. Wade guides are available for full day sessions, as are skiff guides, who will fish you throughout the area in a 16-foot Dolphin fats boat. These days can be added to your standard package "a la carte," making for a very affordable and economical trip package.

Boats and Equipment
Anglers can arrange guided fishing on any or all of their days at Mount Pleasant. Guides utilize high-end 16 to 18-foot skiffs complete with poling platforms, 75-100HP Yamaha outboards, and spacious casting decks. The Lodge does not offer any equipment, flies or terminal tackle, so it is important that anglers bring all of their own gear, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How To Get There
Most travel to Andros Island should route through Nassau International Airport (NAS) due to the frequent flights and reasonable costs. Whether flying into San Andros (Western Air), Andros Town-Fresh Creek (LeAir), Mangrove Cay (Flamingo and LeAir) or Congo Town (Western Air), there are two flights daily into every small airport on Andros. The first flight is typically early in the morning (approximately 6:30 AM) and second is usually scheduled for later in the afternoon (approximately 3:30 PM). We always suggest a buffer of at least two hours between all arriving flights and departing connecting flights while in Nassau. Charter flights from Florida to Andros can also be arranged. Contact Yellow Dog for more information.


Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Once you arrive into Andros Town Airport, a taxi will take you from the airport to Mount Pleasant Lodge at a cost of $60.00 for the fist two passages and $5.00 each for each additional passengers. Half-day guide trip are available for arrival and departure days if time allows. Add $350.00 ($175.00 per person for double occupancy) on to the package price for an additional half-day boat guide.

Documents Required
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

RATES

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars.

Double Occupancy (2 Per Room / 2 Per Boat)
4 Nights/ 3 Fishing Days = $1,552.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $2,000.00                                         
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $2,447.00     
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $2,895.00                            

Single Occupancy (1 Per Room / 1 Per Boat)
4 Nights/ 3 Fishing Days = $2,365.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,075.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,785.00
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,495.00

Non-guided Package
Double occupancy = $210.00/person/night
Single occupancy = $235.00/person/night

Wade Fishing Guide
$250.00 additional per day (1 or 2 anglers)

Flats Boat Guide
$500.00 additional per day (1 or 2 anglers)

What's Included

  • All accommodations at Mount Pleasant Lodge
  • All meals at lodge and bottled water
  • Government room taxes
  • Wading access to Lodge Flats and White Bight Flats

What's Not Included

  • Airfare from home town to Andros
  • Taxi from Andros Town Airport to Mount Pleasant Lodge
  • Alcoholic beverages, bar tab and soft drinks
  • Gratuities for guides and staff
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Bahamas fishing license: $5 per day, $10 per week, $20 per month, and $50 for the year (Yellow Dog will ensure the lodge has your license until the on-line system is in place)
  • Bahamian VAT Tax (7.5%)
OTHER INFO

Client Testimonials

"We just returned after a week of chasing bonefish around Mt. Pleasant, White Bight, North Bight and Moxey Creek. Considering that it was unseasonably windy (according to the locals) we couldn't have had a better time. The digs at Mt. Pleasant were perfect if not lavish for a couple of fish bums like us. The food was great, our hosts the Farringtons were exceedingly kind. Even the bonefish were cooperative. We spent two days on the boats and three days on foot doing the wade fishing routine. We followed your tips and figured out a few of our own. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to extend my thanks for your help and services. This trip was spot-on and seamless."
- Eric C. (Stoughton, WI)

"The people at the lodge were great! The room was clean and spacious. The setting was relaxing, and overall we had a great time. I would definitely go back."
- Joe D. (Flanders, NJ)

"We just got back last night.  It was a fantastic trip.  I averaged about 4 bonefish a day and even landed a 3 ft lemon shark one day.  I spotted lots of bonefish every day - the last day was well over 100.  The weather was semi-cooperative.  A bit windy, but always fishable.  Had one day of stormy weather, but that was the only day we found them tailing.  Went up to Young's Sound one time, but it was only partly sunny and windy that day.  All of that open water made fishing challenging.  We still saw fish.  Too bad we couldn't have had a guide for one day - thanks for trying anyway.  But still, in 5 days of fishing (walking North towards the White Bight) we still were not done exploring.  What a great DIY location.  We stayed in the old wooden building which was fine.  There was a pot of coffee and a pot of hot water ready for me every morning.  Tyrone prepared the pots the night before and Lynden turned them on before he left in the morning.  It worked out great.  The dinners were yummy - we ate around 7 every evening, which gave us about 10 hours on the water every day.  We were the only ones there until the last night. Thanks again for steering us towards Mt Pleasant.  We WILL do that again."
- Mike S. (Longmont, CO)

"Very positive experience. Beautiful location, good accommodations, great service and with right conditions good bone fishing. Landed two fish in 7 to 8 pound range. Did have several shots at double digit fish. Location reachable in one day from US east coast."
- Bob P. (Holliston, MA)